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Oceans of Style

13th December 2018

Oceania Cruises occupy their own special niche in the broad landscape of upper-premium ocean cruising, as a leader in culinary- and destination-focussed cruising.

The ships may look big, but the largest two of the six in the current fleet, the two Oceania-class vessels, only carry 1250 guests each, less than a quarter the number of the biggest cruise ships afloat. These modest-sized ships, enable Oceania Cruises to deliver a truly refined and casually elegant travel experience for sophisticated cruisers keen to see the world in fine style without breaking the budget.

Oceania Cruises has six intimate, luxury ships that sail on destination-rich itineraries worldwide, but sets itself apart from other cruise lines with its reputation for gourmet food and culinary-themed shore excursions.

Oceania Cruises proudly claim ‘The Finest Cuisine at SeaTM’, offering memorable dining at specialty restaurants (with no surcharge), driven by acclaimed chefs performing feats of gastronomic wizardry.

Marina and Riviera both have a unique Culinary Centre offering enjoyable, hands-on cooking classes. One class recreates the most popular dishes at Red Ginger, allowing guests to bring a taste of the cruise home.

The Culinary Centre was the first of its kind at sea, encouraging guests to get hands-on at workstations. On various cruises, you might learn about Sicilian or Spanish cuisine, or seafood, or classic brunch dishes, and at the same time cook alongside a professional chef, who will help you improve your knife skills and demystify cooking techniques.

More than 60 unique sailings are offered under the ‘Best of Europe 2019’ program including the acclaimed Culinary Discovery Tours where you can explore and experiment with Europe’s famous epicurean delights and shop for fresh produce ashore in colourful local markets under the guidance of Oceania’s expert chefs.

The cruise line has also introduced the OLife Choice promotion offering complimentary amenities to enhance any cruise. Choose unlimited internet access, a beverage package, shore excursions or a shipboard credit. Furthermore, reduced single supplements in select suite categories also feature frequently on highlighted voyages.

You can expect personalised service and expansive itineraries that include more than 450 ports worldwide, often to destinations where the biggest ships cannot venture.

Oceania Cruises sails 6 continents of the world. Sailing to more than 400 ports across Europe and the Americas, Oceania ships showcase the splendour of the Mediterranean, the diversity of Europe’s western wine country, the storied history of the Baltics, British Isles and Norway, and the majesty of Alaska, Iceland, Greenland and the Canadian Maritimes. Picture yourself sailing in style to such cities as Copenhagen, Helsinki, Riga, St Petersburg, Stockholm and Tallinn where you can indulge your passion for history, culture and architecture in these glorious metropolises.

To allow even more time for travellers to explore, more than 50 of the voyages feature overnight stays. With evening departures, guests can explore each fascinating location more fully.

From December this year, a further US$100 million rejuvenation of the four 684-guest ships, touted as OceaniaNEXT, will comprise an array of dramatic enhancements that will result in four better-than-new ships.

The hallmarks of great food, super service and relaxed informality will continue to hold Oceania Cruises in high regard among discerning travellers keen to expand their travel and enrichment horizons.  

If a culinary cruise is up your alley, talk to a Travel Associates advisor about booking your next cruise with Oceania.